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Lips Of Faith - Le Terroir - New Belgium Brewing

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1,603 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,603
Reviews: 393
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 445
Gots: 252 | FT: 24
Brewed by:
New Belgium Brewing visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A sour beer barrel-aged for two years and then dry-hopped with Amarillo and Cascade hops for 8 days.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-23-2005)
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

emilylee, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of coreyfmcdonald
4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into a flute glass

A: Pours a slightly hazy orange color with two fingers of dense white head. Great retention. Very nice.

S: Light lactic acid with a tropical hop profile. Lots of mango, pineapple, and oranges - it's almost hard to tell what is coming from the hops and what is coming from the bugs it is so well integrated. Juicy smelling, but still a bit dry.

T: Like biting into a juicy orange. Light lactic acid mixes with light brett funk and a great tropical hoppiness. Very clean, yet full tasting.

M: Moderate thickness with good carbonation.

O: I really like the mixture of hop flavor and sourness of this beer. It's quite flavorful yet still clean.

coreyfmcdonald, Mar 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

perilsofrosella, Mar 13, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

ChiefPelz, Mar 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

GTB, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of Redglimmer
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Redglimmer, Mar 04, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

bthomas, Mar 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

BdubleEdubleRUN, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of JayQue
3.98/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very good sour beer for those that have trouble with heavy-duty, vinegary sour beers. Purchased last summer at Chip's Beer and Wine on the Outer Banks.

Poured from 22 oz bottle into a Stone Imperial Russian Stout tulip. Bright orange color, hazy with a medium sized delicate, bubbly white head. The head fades fst and leaves minimal lacing.

Aroma is real nice, mostly sour fruit...more acidic citrus sourness rather than vinegary. Tastes good, even better as it warms up. Sour fruit.. a jolly ranchers type of fruit sourness that is more inviting than a blast of vinegar. There is some funk but I have had more with other Wild Ales. A little bitterness at the end and it is overall a very approachable Wild Ale.

Mouthfeel is light, nicely carbonated. The sourness is well within reason and the touch of hops at the end helps too.

Overall a nice beer for sipping. I had no trouble finishing the bottle myself. Nice!

JayQue, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of RuckusDu
4.83/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A celebratory beer from my cellar. And it doesn't disappoint. Had this before, but just now getting to reviewing. 2011 bottling.

A - Wonderful light copper and orange colored body. Head was about a finger, slightly orange and tan in color. Some minimal lacing.

S - Sweeter than the flavor. Lemon, honey, and slight floral. Very fresh and spring like even though it has been sitting for months in a deep dark place. Also some grapefruit coming through.

T - Just great. It's got a great sour. Lemon, lime, and orange. A little funk on the backend, just the right amount, the terroir. A small amount of sweet malt comes through with the funk to even things at the right moment. It's so well balanced (fairly sour, but the way I like it) and hits it on the nose as to what a wild ale should be.

M - Wonderful here. Strong carbonation and medium body. Drying in the mouth with some pucker in the back of your throat.

O - Just what I am looking for in a sour/wild. The right amount of sour balanced with very slight malts and funk on the backend. I can't get enough, and luckily I have a bunch more to last me until this comes out again.

RuckusDu, Feb 25, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Lob, Feb 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Lukafer, Feb 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

avaldivia, Feb 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

bullywee, Feb 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

herman77, Feb 19, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

ChocolateJesus, Feb 19, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

Beezee, Feb 18, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

hoserking, Feb 15, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

CopperTopBrews, Feb 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

hippityhophead24, Feb 09, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

SIEVS, Feb 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Fitzmke, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of BarrytheBear
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle sipped intermittently prior to Super Bowl kick off, which takes fucking forever.

Pretty medium orange clouded pour. Tight, white, razor thin collar around the edges yields some spotted lace.

Loads of fresh sliced and lightly sugared mango on the nose. Lightly toasted maltiness lurks in the background. Inviting.

Big sour peach pucker from the word go. Sugared mango reaches in for a little who's your father as well. Toasted grains play peek-a-boo, but are quickly told to piss off by the tart lingering fruity finish.

Medium bodied, light carbonation, drying finish with a lingering sourness.

Overall, this isn't the most diverse beer but the peachy mango combination hits a happy place for me.

BarrytheBear, Feb 05, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

phattman073, Feb 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

DaBubs, Feb 04, 2012
Lips Of Faith - Le Terroir from New Belgium Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 1,603 ratings.